Global Advisors provide advice to the Institute on issues concerning research directions, methodological developments and scholarly trends. The group comprises renowned scholars whose work represents a critical aspect of the Institute's research. Their involvement in the Institute signifies its global connections.
Professor Raj Isar
Yudhishthir Raj Isar is an independent analyst, advisor and public speaker who straddles different worlds of cultural theory, experience and practice. He is Professor of Cultural Policy Studies at The American University of Paris and Adjunct Professor at the Institute for Culture and Society, Western Sydney University. He has also been maître de conference at Sciences Po, Paris. Professor Isar is co-editor of the Cultures and Globalization Series (SAGE). He is a trustee of civil society cultural organisations and consultant to international organisations and foundations and Past President of Culture Action Europe. Earlier, at UNESCO, where he served from 1973 to 2002, he was notably Executive Secretary of the World Commission on Culture and Development and Director of the International Fund for the Promotion of Culture.
Professor Anna Reading
Professor Anna Reading has played a leading international role in the emergent interdisciplinary field of social and cultural memory studies. Her work develops the new epistemology of 'the globital memory field' using dynamic methods of digital analysis to understand the immersive and connective ecologies of social memory. She has given keynotes and conference papers around the world and is the author of a range of books and articles, including, Polish women, solidarity and feminism (1992, Macmillan), Communism, capitalism and the mass media with C Sparks (1998, Sage), The media in Britain with J Stokes (1999, McMillan), The social inheritance of the Holocaust: gender, culture and memory (2002, Palgrave) and editor of Save as...digital memories with J Garde-Hansen and A Hoskins (2009, Palgrave).
Professor Manfred Steger
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